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  1. Should Rangers stand pat this week?

    Richard Durrett

    That's what FanGraphs and ESPN.com contributor Dayn Perry thinks. He wrote about it today. Here were his thoughts on Texas: First, take the back-to-back American League champion Rangers. Last season, they barged to 96 wins in the regular season, whi...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  2. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 6, Rangers 2

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 to take the first game of this brief two-game series. More thoughts here: How it happened: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight innings and allowed just two runs on...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 7, Rangers 1

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A wild sixth inning, complete with three Texas Rangers errors, six Seattle Mariners runs, an overturned replay call and an ejection, decided Monday's game. Seattle takes the first game of a four-game set, 7-1. Some quick t...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Hot Stove Talk: Bronson Arroyo

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Bronson Arroyo...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. Hot Stove Talk: Jerome Williams

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Jerome William...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  6. Hot Stove Talk: Ubaldo Jimenez

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Ubaldo Jimenez...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  7. Hot Stove Talk: Matt Garza

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Over the next few days, we'll take a look at some external and internal possibilities for the starting pitching rotation to replace Derek Holland, as the lefty is expected to miss the first half of the season. Today's pitcher: Matt Garza ...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  8. Spring training preview: First base

    Richard Durrett

    Note: Spring training will arrive before you know it. To get you ready, we'll take a look at every position between now and February, when pitchers and catchers report to Surprise, Ariz. Today's position: First base For the first time sinc...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  9. Rangers Rushmore: Nolan, Pudge, Michael, Juan

    Richard Durrett

    What if you could take a summer vacation to the Mount Rushmore of the Texas Rangers? Whose faces would you see? Here's our Rangers Rushmore. Give us yours. Nolan Ryan: You could argue that he saved the franchise twice, first as a player and then o...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  10. Who should be the Opening Day starter?

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Opening Day is now less than six weeks away. The Texas Rangers will take on the Houston Astros on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball on March 31 as the Astros officially join the American League. So who will throw the first pitch of the...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  11. Drill of the day: Bunting

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first thing outfield coach Gary Pettis looks for when he helps teach the pitchers how to bunt is fear. Yep, fear. "Have you seen how fast that ball is coming?" Pettis said. "It takes some repetition to get used to that and ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  12. 10 spring issues: Can Mitch Moreland seize 1B?

    Richard Durrett

    Editor's Note: With spring training rapidly approaching, let's take a look at 10 issues facing the club as it arrives in Surprise, Arizona. Today's issue: It's time for Mitch Moreland to fully seize the first base job. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Tex...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  13. Matt Harrison, Texas Rangers agree to five-year contract worth $5...

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $55 million contract with All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison, who passed a physical on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  14. Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Zack Greinke

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After missing his last start, Yu Darvish returns to the mound for the Texas Rangers as they take on Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Angels at 12:05 p.m. in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The game is on ESPN Dallas 10...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  15. Matchup: Ryan Dempster vs. Jered Weaver

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final home series of the season for the Texas Rangers is upon us. They'll take on the Los Angeles Angels. The first game, at 7:05 p.m. tonight on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and TXA21, features Ryan Dempster against Jered Weaver. A l...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  16. Live in-game chat: Rangers vs. A's

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Let's chat as the Texas Rangers take on the Oakland A's in the first of four games at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. The room is now open for you to ask some early questions and participate in polls. We'll start chatting...

    Blog | September 24, 2012